It’s time once again for the annual Summer Reading Challenge, and the theme this year is Wild World Heroes.

The Challenge, delivered in partnership with The Reading Agency and WWF, encourages reading for pleasure. This year is a special nature-themed Challenge that will inspire children up to the age of 12 to explore ways they can make a difference to the environment.

Wild World Heroes is available online and free at The Reading Agency, and in libraries across Herefordshire from Saturday 17 July until Saturday 11 September.

Jon Chedgzoy, Museum Libraries and Archives Manager, said: “Pack your bags, this Summer Reading Challenge we’re headed for Wilderville! It's a pretty cool place, but there are lots of things that the Wild World Heroes can do to make their town even better for the people and animals that live there.

“Join the Wild World Heroes for the Summer Reading Challenge and discover how you can make a difference to the environment too. Wild World Heroes will feature amazing books, awesome rewards, and plenty of ideas for taking care of our environment.”

Just visit a Herefordshire library to pick up a free collector kit containing everything needed to take part and become a Wild World Hero. Children can read any library book of their choice; fiction, non-fiction, picture books – they all count.

Summer Reading Challenge fun pack

Younger readers are not forgotten with our special Squirrel Club sticker card and free book reward.

Children can choose their own personal reading goal, adding stickers for each book they read and enjoy rewards for their reading.  Everyone who completes their personal challenge at the end of the summer will receive a certificate and a medal.

Look out for the exciting events and activities taking place online throughout the summer months alongside a fun, immersive digital platform full of great reading activities for all children to continue the fun at home.

For more information about the Wild World Heroes, Summer Reading Challenge visit

Published: 14th July 2021